Obituaries

Kenneth L. O'Toole - 73

8/19/1941 - 1/22/2015
Longtime Chicago Heights Kenneth O’Toole, age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of St. John, IN. Retired manager for Sears Automotive Centers. Calumet High School graduate. Husband for 51 years of Elaine nee...

Darrin R. Mendez - 49

3/20/1965 - 1/22/2015
Hobart and Dolton Darrin R. Mendez, age 49. A Hobart resident born and raised in Dolton, Darrin was a graduate of Thornton High School and South Suburban College, and had been employed the past 10 years as a BioMed...

Clara A. Quinliven - 91

11/10/1923 - 1/21/2015
Crete and Beecher Clara A. Quinliven, age 91. Longtime Crete and Beecher resident, formerly of Mt. Greenwood and Pullman. Cafeteria Cashier for 25 years at General Motors Electro-Motive Division on 103rd Street....

Robert C. Davis - 81

7/15/1933 - 1/18/2015
Glenwood and Chicago Heights Robert C. Davis, age 81. Longtime Glenwood resident. Retired Supervisor for Illinois Bell/AT&T with over 30 years of service. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Bob was a Bloom Twp. High School...

Vincent Greci - 87

9/11/1927 - 1/17/2015
Olympia Fields Vincent Greci, age 87. Retired Vice President of Industrial Sales for Valspar Paint Co. with 43 years of service. Longtime Olympia Fields resident. Past President of Olympia Fields Country Club...

Robert J. "Bob" Weiss - 70

8/21/1944 - 1/17/2015
Peotone resident formerly of CCHills & Dolton Robert J. “Bob” Weiss, age 70. Peotone resident formerly of Country Club Hills and Dolton. Loving husband for 50 years of Sharon “Sherry” nee Tumpis. Devoted father of Lisa (Jack) Behnke...

John V. Marsala - 66

4/2/1948 - 1/17/2015
Country Club Hills John V. Marsala age 66. Longtime Country Club Hills resident. Retired Auto Technician at Ford dealerships throughout the Chicagoland area. Member UAW Local #701. A motorcycle enthusiast, John...

Frank Diaz, Sr - 48

1/15/2015 - 1/15/2015
Crete and Steger, Illinois Frank Diaz Sr., age 48. Crete resident formerly of Steger. Husband of Laura Dominik. Father of Frank (Shanon Kloss) Diaz Jr., Alexis Diaz, Sarah and Mia Dominik. Grandfather of Joziah, Noah and...

James R. Keith - 86

11/24/1928 - 1/13/2015
Chicago's Old Town James R. Keith age 86. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, born and raised on Oakley Street in Chicago’s Little Italy. U.S. Army Veteran/Korean War. A Salesman for many...

Emil Kutlik - 88

9/23/1926 - 1/12/2015
Matteson Emil Kutlik, age 88. Longtime Blue Island resident recently of Matteson. Retired after a long and dedicated career as a Truck Driver for Shell Oil Co. U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II. Proud lifelong...

John G. Gatto - 81

4/14/1933 - 1/11/2015
Orland Park John G. Gatto age 81. Orland Park resident. Retired Director of Human Resources for John Brown (A.G. McKee Co.). Proudly served with the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Division....

Marguerite E. Turner - 91

11/3/1923 - 1/10/2015
Sturgeon Bay, WI formerly of Park Forest, IL Marguerite E. Turner nee Foy age 91. Resident of Sturgeon Bay, WI formerly of Park Forest, IL. U.S. Navy Wave Veteran/WWII. Wife for 62 years of the late John J. Turner. Mother of Michael,...

Wilma J. Huegel - 75

11/2/1939 - 1/5/2015
Longtime Crete and native of Bridgeport Wilma J. Huegel nee Verschoore age 75. Longtime Crete resident and native of Bridgeport. Retired Bookkeeper. Devoted wife for 26 years of Joseph Huegel Sr. Loving mother of Richard (Jerri)...

Frances Dunning - 73

9/6/1941 - 1/1/2015
LIfelong Chicago Heights Frances Dunning nee Ross age 73. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Along with her late husband, Fran was the longtime Proprietor of Dunning’s Meat Market in Homewood. Bloom High School...

Nicolas Trollmann - 87

12/25/1927 - 12/26/2014
Longtime Crete resident formerly of Roseland Nicolas M. Trollmann, age 87. Crete resident for the past 41 years, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. A Machinist by trade, he had 45 years of...

Kenneth Hoffman - 81

7/15/1933 - 12/25/2014
Ocala, Fl, Crete, IL. & Crown Point, IN Kenneth Hoffman, 81, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully in his sleep on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2014, after an evening spent surrounded by family and friends singing carols. He was born to the...

Florence "Flo" Maydon - 69

5/19/1945 - 12/21/2014
Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago's Southeast Side Florence “Flo” Maydon, age 69. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Southeast Side. Former Executive Secretary for CNA Insurance Co. Florence received her BA in Social...

Leon P. Pluard - 67

2/25/1947 - 12/19/2014
Flosmoor resident formerly of Dolton and Roseland Leon Pluard, age 67. Longtime Flossmoor resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Computer programmer for IBM Corp. with over 40 years of service. Fenger HS graduate. Scuba...

Sylvia Ann Hobscheid - 87

2/12/1927 - 12/15/2014
Palos Heights Sylvia Ann Hobscheid nee Stokoski age 87. Palos Heights resident formerly of Spring Hill, FL and Chicago’s Roseland area/St. Catherine of Genoa. Wife of the late John M. Hobscheid. Mother of...

Mary L. Ruhe - 82

10/23/1932 - 12/14/2014
Chicago Heights Mary L. Ruhe nee Lange age 82. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, native of Waukegan. Graduate of Waukegan High School and Illinois State University. Had served for 8 years as a Teacher and...

Clarice Alkire - 95

2/6/1919 - 12/12/2014
Chicago Heights Clarice I. Alkire age 95. Chapel prayers and committal service at Skyline Memorial Park, 24800 S. Governors Hwy., Monee on Monday December 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Dolores Capretti - 84

10/25/2014 - 12/11/2014
Lifelong Chicago Heights Dolores J. Capretti nee Sasis age 84. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School and Prairie State College Library Media Program. Former Telephone Operator for Illinois...

Rita Gruca - 81

5/29/1933 - 12/10/2014
Bourbonnais formerly of Chicago Heights Rita Gruca nee Hare age 81. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Bourbonnais. Wife for 61 years of Donald Gruca. Mother of Thomas (Sharon) and David (Nancy) Gruca. Grandmother of Beth...

Salvatore Lucente - 82

3/26/1932 - 12/10/2014
Chicago Heights Salvatore Lucente age 82. Longtime Chicago Heights resident native of Pratola Peligna, L’Aquila, Italy. Retired after 37 years of service with Chicago Heights Steel. Husband of the late...

Olga H. Donati - 100

6/7/1914 - 12/9/2014
Roseland Olga H. Donati age 100. Longtime resident of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired after 45 years of service for Sherwin Williams Paint Co. where she worked in the Tin Can Dept. Daughter of...

Matilda - 92

6/9/1922 - 12/8/2014
Glenwood Matilda “Mit” Rebrovich nee Guglielmi age 92. Longtime Glenwood resident formerly of Roseland. Wife of the late Paul Rebrovich. Mother of Karen (David) Leschinsky and the late Paul (Barbara)...

Chester Damiani - 86

9/30/1928 - 12/5/2014
Longtime Chicago Heights Area Chester Damiani, age 86. Lifelong Chicago Heights area resident. Retired after 50 years of service as a Supply Clerk for Kimble Glass Company. U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Accomplished...

Anthony LaBanca - 87

1/18/1928 - 12/3/2014
Highland, IN resident formerly of Dolton and Roseland Anthony LaBanca age 87. Longtime Highland, IN resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Retired from Sherwin Williams Paint Co. after over 30 years of service. World War...

Dominic Valente - 80

10/24/1934 - 12/2/2014
Homewood formerly of Chicago Heights, Frankfort and Pullman Dominic Valente age 80. Longtime Homewood resident formerly of Chicago Heights, Frankfort and Chicago’s Historic Pullman neighborhood/St. Anthony Parish. Longtime Accountant, retired in 2012...

Robert V. Kwapick - 84

7/11/1930 - 12/1/2014
Matteson formerly of South Holland and Hegewisch Robert V. Kwapick age 84. Matteson resident formerly of South Holland, Hegewisch and South Chicago/Immaculate Conception Parish. Longtime employee of Republic Steel and Harbison-Walker...

Cindy Beyer - 52

2/24/1962 - 11/30/2014
Longtime Homewood and Glenwood resident Cindy Beyer, age 52. Longtime Homewood resident formerly of Glenwood and Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Retired after 32 years of service to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District...

Carmella Ryan - 88

2/10/1926 - 11/27/2014
Saint John, IN formerly of Calumet City Carmella Ryan nee Sartori age 88. Longtime Calumet City resident recently of Saint John, IN. Carmella and her husband Deacon Edward Ryan were a longtime Deaconal Couple for the Archdiocese of...

Daniel Rodgers - 45

12/17/1968 - 11/27/2014
Oak Forest resident formerly of Crawford Countryside of Matteson Daniel Rodgers age 45, passed away suddenly on Thursday November 27th. Oak Forest resident, born and raised in the Crawford Countryside area of Matteson. Proprietor of Eye Catching Construction...

Alan Garritano - 60

3/23/1954 - 11/24/2014
Steger Alan D. Garritano age 60. Longtime Pullman and Grant Park resident recently of Steger. A member of Operating Engineers Local 399, Al enjoyed the years he worked at Olive-Harvey College. Mendel HS...

Dora Giovanonni - 88

1/12/1926 - 11/20/2014
Chicago Heights Dora Giovannoni nee Zazetti, age 88. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Dora passed away peacefully on Nov. 20th in longtime home of Clearwater, Fl. Wife of the late Bruno. Mother of Bruno, Renee,...

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